CONFIDENCE in the future growth of the housing market has prompted Selkirk-based firm Oregon Timber Frame Ltd to build a new factory.
The leading timber frame manufacturer and erector is in the process of building the 20,000 sq ft factory adjacent to its present facility in Dunsdale Road.
Peter Wade, operations director said: “We’ve decided to build a new factory at our Selkirk headquarters to allow us to increase the efficiency of our production layout and also create space for future growth.”
The company believes that the housing market is set to grow in the years ahead due to the continuing shortfall in housing after many years of restricted building supply.
In addition, increasingly tough building standards are making insulated timber frame panels the ‘go to’ choice for many house builders.
This is an area Oregon specialises in, and the new factory will give the company more space for fabrication, so it can respond to the anticipated increase in demand.
In recent months Oregon recruited an additional 10 employees increasing the workforce to 83.
In addition to the Selkirk headquarters, the firm, which celebrates its 15th birthday this year, also has a factory in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire.